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More than $300K in student activities fund likely to go unused this semester

Student Government Board during an October meeting.
November 11, 2020
More than $300,000 in the student activities fee fund — which is financed through students’ tuition — will likely go unused this semester, as clubs continue online programming during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Frustrations mount as Pitt police delay meeting with SGB members again

Student Government Board met Tuesday night via Zoom.
September 30, 2020
In addition to the update about meeting with Pitt police, the board also swore in 17 new members to various committees and discussed plans for Civic Engagement Week and Mental Health Awareness month at its Tuesday night meeting.

Bonner addresses COVID cases, xenophobia at second SGB meeting

Student Government Board met Tuesday night via Zoom.
September 2, 2020
Kenyon Bonner, the vice provost and dean of students, addressed Pitt students and faculty at Tuesday night’s SGB meeting, asking community members to come together and take care of each other during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

SGB to vote on modified governing code Tuesday

SGB to vote on modified governing code Tuesday
August 30, 2020
SGB unveiled Board Bill 2021-1 at its weekly meeting last Tuesday, seeking to update the governing code’s more outdated policies. Ben King, board member and chief of finance, authored the bill with co-authorship from President Eric Macadangdang and Aboli Kesbhat, allocations committee chair. The bill is posted online for public comment until SGB votes Tuesday.

SGB announces approval of new allocations chair Aboli Kesbhat

Aboli Kesbhat will serve as SGB allocations committee chair for the 2020-21 academic year.
April 7, 2020
Student Government Board President Zechariah Brown kicked off the Tuesday night public meeting by announcing the newly appointed SGB allocations committee chair for the 2020-21 academic year, Aboli Kesbhat.

Tanjaya talks food insecurity at allocations-heavy meeting

SGB President Maggie Kennedy discusses allocations at Tuesday night’s meeting.
March 6, 2019
The board spent more than an hour deliberating allocations at its Tuesday meeting, and voted to amend five of the allocations committee’s recommendations after hearing from student leaders.

Rocky Horror Picture Show suddenly cancelled, organizers blame SGB

Then-senior Delena Obermaier played the role of Dr. Frank-N-Furter at Pitt’s production of
October 9, 2018
Organizers cited budget issues and blamed SGB for cutting funding and eliminating a safe space for the LGBTQ+ community – President Maggie Kennedy responded to the criticism in an interview.

SGB reflects, looks ahead

Under President Max Kneis, SGB has covered major issues from medical amnesty to offering alternatives to the rising costs of textbooks. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)
April 22, 2018

As Student Government Board’s incoming president last year, Max Kneis said he wanted to improve collaboration and engagement with SGB. Now as outgoing president one year later, Kneis said the number...

Provost to consider SGB textbook plan

Board member Alex Spenceley listens to chair reports during SGB’s public meeting Tuesday night. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)
January 17, 2018

After passing a resolution to help lower textbook costs, Student Government Board President Max Kneis announced Tuesday that Pitt is forming a committee to discuss implementing the ideas. SGB introduced...

SGB promises online NYT subscriptions, forms committees

Justin Horowitz speaks at the second last SGB meeting of the semester. Kyleen Considine | Staff Photographer
April 11, 2017

After promising changes to the Student Government Board governing code all year, SGB introduced four bills last night that would create new committees and provide students with online New York Times memberships. Two...

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